Sunday, January 18, 2009

Carding Wool for Needle Felting

Good Sunday morning. It is snowing in Vt. It is really a pretty snow.

Today I would like to talk about my wonderful carding machine. A carding machine combs wool fibers into soft wonderful rovings. Once it is nicely carded then it can be dyed. Wool, mohair and alpaca take dye nicely.

I have a Louet Jr. It is perfect for my needs. It is a hand crank so it is a bit of work.

I am epecially fond of Romney and Cormo sheep's wool for my rovings. It is soft and has a nice luster and felts beautifully. Check out my roving page on and check out my needle felting kits on the the kit page. Felting needles and core wool can be found on the supply page. Have a great day,Gloria


Christine said...

Very cool to see your carding machine!!! I have never seen one.I would imagine it's kind of relaxing to run the wool thru it.Thanks for showing!

Charmingdesigns said...

I came across your blog. I want to get a drum carder for my needle felting. I'm glad to hear that you like yours. After you need to run it through the carder again? laurie